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March 22, 2013

Mobobo Vs Mobobo

It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon here at Mobobo Games, when I received an e-mail from Andy King, a web designer who runs a site called Mobobo.co.uk. He was passing on some Spam e-mail, which was kind, but he also threw in a back-handed criticism of our Characters.
What happened next, quickly descended into Madness between 2 people who have never met.
It brightened up the day though 😉

Here’s a transcript of the conversation,
Andy is in Red, as he’s so Angry
and I’m in Green, as, I like green.

On 12 Feb 2013, at 11:33, Andy King Wrote:

I think it telling that a VP of sales can’t tell the difference between a .com and .co.uk URL

It’s like he’s never looked at either site – one showing an advanced understanding of design and the other comprising of aesthetically challenged illustrations for free apps!

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

Begin forwarded message:

From: “Sean Foreman”
Date: 12 February 2013 09:10:12 GMT
To: “Neil Pettitt”

Hi Neil

This is just a note to let you know that the Chief Strategy Officer Summit, taking place on the 25th & 26th April in London is only ten weeks away.

Overview:SPAM SPAM SPAM Blah Blah

On 12 Feb 2013, at 11:40, “Neil Pettitt” wrote:

What are you on about?

… and less of the ‘aesthetically challenged’ ;P

Andy King Wrote:

Read the email that i received from Sean Foreman sent to you because he put .co.uk on the end…it’s at the bottom of my first email to you.

You might be able to do 3D an code apps – but honestly your character designs and web page design display a lack of aesthetic knowledge regarding those disciplines

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

Ha ha, Thanks for the advice!

You’re obviously annoyed with the duplication of the ‘mobobo’ name ?

( btw we formed in 1995 as a Llp, so we were first )

You have no idea of the constraints I work under to make these apps, and I wont bore you with it.

The characters look good on the apps, are generally well received, So far we have nearly 5 million downloads, and are doing really well with our range of apps.

You’re right though, the site does need attention, but we’re too busy making more apps to do it, if only we knew someone with an ‘advanced understanding of design’ ?

Btw, do you find you get much work with this approach?

Neil Pettitt

www.mobobo.com

Andy King Wrote:

Not advice – statement of fact.

I tend to ignore amateurs whose understanding of design is so limited in the first place that the’d release such clearly derivative, poorly conceived, badly designed and produced visual offences as they generally are really crap to work with.

I need no idea “of the constraints” just as your users wouldn’t care either way.

Wow 5 million who download your app for free (and delete it soon after) that’s wholly underwhelming!

Actually I really am very pleased your website is so visually abhorrent. It puts me in mind of a drug addict Director in Cambridgeshire & his pet crackho much Ruth little Reason, and their coke driven idea of “design”.

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

Brilliant.

So to recap…

you steal our name,criticise us, compare us to drug addicts? ( a past difficult client? ) Slate what we do, with no provocation?

Please continue to ignore us amateurs then, and carry on your busy day posting about LOL cats.

“Quote from Andy’s Lol Cats posting:”

the world is full of haters – people who insult & harass and don’t think of the consequences to the targets.
if you judge somebody because somebody fed you slander – put yourself into the category of moron. if you insult someone because somebody else asked it of you – put yourself into the category of scumbag. if you take part in harassment – put yourself into the category of hater.

Andy King Wrote:

Wow, your (mis) understanding of design is now matched by your inability to understand written English!

Steal your name? Wtf – hahaha.

I informed you of emails misdirected and provided free consultation, politely and with humour, regarding your obvious need to self educate on design.

I have no hate for you, if I was to have any emotional regard it would be pity for a techie that wouldn’t know design if it were to sit upon his head.

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

You’re absolutely right, Such good humour and so polite.

How silly of me, let me backtrack and apologise, Thank YOU So MUCH!
Also let me reciprocate with some free consultation of my own.

Your website does not demonstrate your ‘advanced understanding of design’, there’s Way too much white space, it looks like you’ve made the fonts ENORMOUS to compensate for the fact you’ve no real content. Why make people scroll down 3 screens?

The BBC News website is smaller in size.

Ours may be admittedly poor, but ours is not our front of house, and so I don’t imagine effects our business.

Andy King Wrote:

Glad you see sense on one point at least. Still your an offensive, talentless twerp – so apology not accepted.

As for your web design critique… Looking at mobobo.com the only reasonable response would be to ignore your opinion whilst laughing (which I am doing right now :P)

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

Hang on!

Is all this because you wanted to go to the Chief Strategy Officer Summit, and weren’t invited?

Because if you want, I could put in a good word for you with Sean Foreman ?

You can roll up and Tout for work, I’m sure someone there would want an Enormously Fonted Website with nothing on it.

Andy King Wrote:

Hahaha – why would I want to go to a conference where a VP can’t tell the difference between your goppingly awful website and a responsive web design – perhaps you should google the term and get an understanding of why font sizes have increased.

A word from someone who can’t even ripoff shriek properly…erm I don’t think so.

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

Perhaps you should Google the Term ‘Psychological Projection’ ?

Conferences, I’m told, are good places to meet people to get Work, then you could start replacing all the Procrastinating Analysis of things you didn’t do in your ‘Work’ section of your website ?

This in turn may lead to more work, and stop you drinking through the day ?

At the very least, you could get lots of business cards of people you don’t know, who you could harass, like you have me today.

Neil Pettitt

www.mobobo.COM

Andy King Wrote:

Much call for crap illustrations? – I mean taking shrek making it really bad AND still going with it…storming.

Yea it’s great working on leading ecomms all day – it’s all drink, drink, drink.

What we really need tho is bad derivative illustrations and apps whose business model is to give em away because nobody would be dumb enough to pay for them!

Hahaha harass!?£&?! You really are an muppet.

Good luck at your sales conference with your free apps

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

* a muppet.

Christ mate, if I was stuck in web development 20 years too late, I’d be drinking as well!

No wonder your so bitter and twisted.

I’m glad you’ve enlightened me with your razor sharp business acumen, because, I’ve been wondering why we keep doing these apps, if only anyone knew how to make money from apps?

Here we are, the worlds only real time talking app developer, with 5 million downloads, completely wasting our time.

You’re right, It’s probably a dead end, and we should give up and make enormous websites, people love scrolling right?

www.mobobo.COM

Andy King Wrote:

Your apps, like your site, and whatever it is your spouting now are dog shit.

You still stuck on the whole above the fold kick?

People’s expectations for character design in 3D are so low with hastily produced stuff like Shrek that your piss poor ripoff stands out…right?

Yea Siri could really learn something from the astounding utility your beautiful and functional apps offer…hahaha right…

What a Putwain you are 😛

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

Thanks for getting in touch, I’ve enjoyed today, I do miss arguing with people I don’t know about nothing.

One thing does occur to me though….
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People love scrolling
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You’re an idiot

Andy King Wrote:

What a no-nothing shifty little techie prat you are – keep up the utterly shit site…pls 🙂

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

“Neil Pettitt” wrote:

Oh I will, you be a good little boy and keep passing on any poorly addressed junk mail.

Goodnight.

Andy King Wrote:

Yea you’ll keep it going…because font sizes should be small, and keeping content (even when it’s piss poor illustrations as leaders for download once and dump apps) above, what you read somewhere is, the “fold” is what it’s all about – right?

Talentless lackey Cnut Neil an his outdated pile of crap web presence Ganesh bless ya!

Andy King

www.mobobo.co.uk

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